Virtual Assistant Posts

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by Michelle Allen | April 25, 2022 | Productivity, Virtual Assistant

If you spend your workdays continually accepting random Zoom meetings, checking emails every time you get a notification, and chaotically moving from one unfinished task to the next, your calendar is probably out of control. But with just a little time …

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by Michelle Allen | March 20, 2022 | Legal, Productivity, Virtual Assistant

The lockdowns of the past few years have driven many law firms to adopt technology to enable remote work at unprecedented levels.  As clients have similarly adapted to working remotely, they are now expecting that law firms will make interactions more …

by Michelle Allen | January 28, 2022 | Business, Marketing, Productivity, Virtual Assistant

Throughout 2021, our virtual marketing assistants helped businesses and organizations adapt their SEO strategies to over a dozen updates that Google rolled out throughout the year. Two of these updates, MUM and Page Experience/Core Web Vitals, are expe …

by Patricia Valentine | December 16, 2021 | Virtual Assistant

Famous attorney (and even more famous president) Abraham Lincoln once stated that “a lawyer’s time and advice are his stock in trade.” That’s as true now as it was in 1836. Unfortunately, time is a commodity that is running in short supply for today’s …

by Liz Hauser | September 16, 2021 | Virtual Assistant

Remote work is on the rise and employers of all sizes are turning to virtual assistant services. A virtual assistant for your business can save you time, money, and headaches. Many businesses are finding it easier to rely on virtual assistant businesse …

by Victoria Moore | August 2, 2021 | Virtual Assistant

Have you ever wondered whether a virtual assistant could help your non-profit better achieve its goals and make your organization run more efficiently? To successfully grow your organization and fulfill your mission, you need the right people in your c …

by Sue Collier | November 10, 2020 | Human Resources, Virtual Assistant

As businesses have increasingly migrated their operations from the office to remote working arrangements, while simultaneously coping with a challenging economic environment, many are shifting business functions outside of the organization. While many …

by Eric Wall | October 21, 2020 | Business, Virtual Assistant

With more people working remotely, either temporarily or for the long-term, more businesses are considering outsourcing operations and bringing on a virtual assistant. When exploring options, most businesses are immediately confronted with the question …

by Sue Collier | May 29, 2020 | Business, Marketing, Productivity, Virtual Assistant

It all started on May 4, 2020, and according to Google, its new Core Update completed about two weeks later. Shortly thereafter businesses began raising concerns over this so-called “pandemic update” and how it impacted their customers’ ability to find …

Let’s face it – few business owners perk up when told that new features have been added to their bookkeeping software.  However, while such announcements may not get your heart racing, they can offer opportunities to streamline your operations and save …

As many companies have transitioned to remote working, recruiting has typically not been a priority.  But as social distancing measures remain in place, more organizations will need to bring on talent without ever meeting them face-to-face.    One sign …

These are uncertain times, especially for the self-employed and small business owners. Routines have been disrupted, contact with others is limited, and lives have been impacted beyond what we could have thought possible just a couple of weeks ago. …

In the face of the Coronavirus epidemic, many law firms have been forced to go virtual as attorneys and paralegals work from home, increasingly relying on the cloud to get work done. While many legal organizations have employees who work remo …

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted every industry, including real estate agents and brokers. As part of our series on COVID-19, today we’re going to explore how real estate agents and brokers can face the challenge raised by the pandemic. Gover …

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted our lives in many ways, including the disruption of our daily routines and businesses.  However, uncertainty and disruption do not render us powerless.  Over the next few days, we are going to be releasin …

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing the way companies are working.  In order to prevent the potential spread of the virus, for which there is no known vaccine, companies are expanding their remote working policies.  This includes not …

by Eric Wall | January 22, 2020 | Legal, Marketing, Virtual Assistant

Any business owner will tell you, luck can take strange and complicated forms — only in hindsight do we connect the dots and see things for what they are.  Tanya Nebo, founder of Nebo Law, has run the legal gamut — from part-time legal work to rep …

by Eric Wall | October 1, 2019 | Marketing, Virtual Assistant

Why do people come to you for marketing assistance?  Maybe it’s because you have unique ideas for getting their message out.  Maybe it’s a creative turn for marketing.  Maybe it’s the level of understanding you have for their business.   Whatever the a …

by Heidi Hodges | August 20, 2019 | Virtual Assistant

Managing a team is a balancing act. A good manager knows how to provide proper supervision while granting her team members the discretion to exercise their own judgment. When you’re running a department or business that includes outsourced workers, the …

by Ashley Pelletier | August 5, 2019 | Marketing, Virtual Assistant

Between managing clients, responding to leads, listing and marketing homes, completing deals, and returning correspondence, being a real estate agent can feel more like a juggling act than an entrepreneurial endeavor. What’s more, online resources have …

by Eric Wall | April 8, 2019 | Business, Virtual Assistant

It’s no surprise that coworking spaces are on the rise. With high-speed wifi, free coffee, cleaning and more taken care of for one monthly rate, more and more businesses are recognizing the benefits and joining spaces in every city across the globe. Co …

by Eric Wall | March 21, 2019 | Marketing, Virtual Assistant

Some companies are built in a garage, but Alana Rivera cooked hers up in her Haight Ashbury kitchen.  Taking inspiration from a passion for food made from organic ingredients, Alana transformed her favorite organic recipes into delicious smelling soaps …

by Jenn Burton | November 15, 2018 | Business, Virtual Assistant

Recruiting quality employees is a big win, bigger still is retaining them for the long haul. Studies have shown that a significant number of employees put a high importance on being respected, and having their voices heard. Updating your performance ma …

by Jenn Burton | August 14, 2018 | Business, Virtual Assistant

As a small business owner or entrepreneur in 2018, you understand that we live in a different world than what existed thirty years ago. Large corporations and startups are offering their employees innovative (but costly) perks to attract employees. In …

by Eric Wall | August 2, 2017 | Virtual Assistant

If you manage a property or have investments in a property that you lease to tenants, your day can be swamped with responsibilities. Between scheduling a property assessor, keeping track of tenants late on their rent, and making sure your newest proper …

by Eric Wall | June 12, 2017 | Virtual Assistant

In the right hands, a virtual assistant can be like a genie granting wishes to your small business – you send out your difficult projects to your VA and you receive the completed work correctly done and on time. But getting started with your VA is not …

by Eric Wall | December 8, 2016 | Legal, Virtual Assistant

For those attorneys who have practiced for more than a decade, it is hard to divorce the role of the paralegal from paper. From maintaining case files to assembling copies of briefs to preparing binders for depositions or hearings, the role of a parale …

by Eric Wall | August 19, 2016 | Virtual Assistant

The use of virtual assistants has been on an uptick in recent years among entrepreneurs, startups, and small and large business owners. But many busy professionals who are eager to outsource projects have a difficult time figuring out how best to work …

by Eric Wall | June 29, 2016 | Virtual Assistant

As an entrepreneur, you can’t afford to try out every newly touted business service that is supposed to make you more productive. Your money may be limited, and your time certainly is. Finding services to improve your productivity is about finding the …

by Eric Wall | June 9, 2016 | Virtual Assistant

I once had a summer job at a law firm in D.C. The firm was located right on the shores of the Potomac and most offices had a view of the river as it lazily flowed on toward the Watergate Hotel, past Kennedy Center, and the Lincoln Memorial. Below the o …

by Eric Wall | April 8, 2016 | Virtual Assistant

When did calling a simple team meeting become an exercise in cat herding? When everybody wore hats and ties, drove to work in a yacht-sized car, and called it a day at 5 PM, gathering your team into a conference room in the late afternoon wasn’t a big …

by Eric Wall | January 19, 2016 | Virtual Assistant

Many busy professionals dream about one day having the perfect digital assistant; a hand-held version of the computer on Star Trek’s Enterprise, complete with artificial intelligence, voice recognition, conversational skills, a perfect understanding of …

by Eric Wall | January 7, 2016 | Virtual Assistant

If you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur you’re constantly busy trying balance running your business, growing your business, and balancing your business with life. You’ve heard a virtual assistant can really save you time, but you have doubts a …

by Eric Wall | September 24, 2015 | Virtual Assistant

Living the cosmopolitan lifestyle is not as easy as it looks. There’s hardly enough time to get ready in the morning or watch Last Week with John Oliver, let alone go to all the restaurants, bars, concerts, museums, and baseball games that you had plan …

by Eric Wall | August 17, 2015 | Virtual Assistant

The beauty of having a virtual assistant is that you can get off your plate those tasks that you don’t want or don’t have time to do. There is an art to delegating. It’s not a complicated art, like jazz improvisation, but it does have this in common wi …

by Eric Wall | July 23, 2015 | Virtual Assistant

Maybe you’ve just come home after a late night at the office…Or you’ve just returned from a week-long business trip. Maybe you’ve finally put the kids to bed after being on your feet since the early morning. You probably don’t have the time or energy …